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Jesus on the Cross: WHY?

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What exactly do we mean when we say that Jesus died for our sins? What are the implications of his death for our lives today? In this book, author Philip St. Romain elaborates an understanding of the crucifixion that makes sense today, and shows how this understanding and appreciation can make a difference in people's lives. St. Romain's reflections focus on several themes, including the crucifixion as a fulfillment of the Jewish traditions of a suffering servant; as a new covenant between God and the human race; as an expiatory sacrifice; as a means of breaking the power of sin. His discussions are carried on in pastoral terms derived from scripture and his experience of living and working in the world. Most chapters include a section on catechetical considerations of a renewed understanding of the crucifixion, as well as questions for personal reflection and discussion.

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